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    Furman 2018

    I post this because it is nice to log in and see Furman on the Subject line or SoCon on the Subject line.
    here is an interview this morning that Dan Scott had with Head Coach Clay Hendrix
    Furman will be improved, but has some holes to fill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwBNX2vVF-o

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    Re: Furman 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleglasses View Post
    I post this because it is nice to log in and see Furman on the Subject line or SoCon on the Subject line.
    here is an interview this morning that Dan Scott had with Head Coach Clay Hendrix
    Furman will be improved, but has some holes to fill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwBNX2vVF-o
    a bit of a long listen if your not a Paladin.

    Short version:

    Coaches and players are excited by the new challenges new strength coach Andre Brenardi are expecting of Furman athletes.
    http://www.furmanpaladins.com/genera...20180209nrcbti


    Furman went very early in spring practice to get the players more time in the strength training program - again - Clay want's a more physical team. Rising Sophomore LB Elijah McKoy is mentioned as an example gaining 8 pounds in five weeks - up to 6-2 226.

    Reading between the lines and what we saw in the spring - I expect Furman to be more multiple on offense - Clay mentioned that another coach in the SoCon mentioned to him that you play three offenses. Clay brought up the diversity in the SoCon from the Citadel to Samford. He felt Furman utilizing: the Gun, double slots, and three back… helps them get the defense prepared for playing opponents.

    Obviously, Clay wants and expects to get Furman back to being a year end year out top ten team.

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    Re: Furman 2018

    I always enjoy listening to Hendrix. He's open about the team's weaknesses and seems constantly focused on getting better and more physical on both sides of the ball.

    He makes a few points about QB that I agree with. A lot is made of the departure of PJ Blazejowski, who was a key cog in Furman's very good offense in 2017. A QB in Furman's system, though, isn't called on to be transcendent. He has to make a few plays, but largely needs to protect the ball and play within the offense. We should have a few guys that can do that just fine.

    I don't know if 2018 is the year Furman takes a major leap forward, but I certainly think that time is coming soon. Recruiting, weight room, conditioning, coaching, and player development are all trending in the right direction.
    FU all the time.

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    Re: Furman 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleglasses View Post
    I post this because it is nice to log in and see Furman on the Subject line or SoCon on the Subject line.
    here is an interview this morning that Dan Scott had with Head Coach Clay Hendrix
    Furman will be improved, but has some holes to fill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwBNX2vVF-o
    With this coach and this team the theme song when the team busts out has gotta be "Purple Haze"

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    Re: Furman 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by TribeNomad1 View Post
    With this coach and this team the theme song when the team busts out has gotta be "Purple Haze"
    I like that… and a great choice. Speaking of Purple Haze a tweet from another coach related to what Furman is doing on offense. It's going to be exciting to see what Hendrix and Quarles create on offense as they get the players they want for whatever you call the Furman offense.

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    Re: Furman 2018

    Furman typically ran a version of that play once a game, and it went for huge yards and more often than not a touchdown nearly every time.

    The teams that were able to slow Furman down on offense were the ones with a bigger and more physical defensive front. Those teams could afford to keep their safeties deeper and try to limit Furman's ability to run this play. If you couldn't slow down the Paladin ground game, though, it was only a matter of time before you gave up a touchdown to Schumpert.
    FU all the time.

    "The game we know and love literally grew up in the Southern Conference. To find the foundation for ACC and SEC football, you have to go the league’s roots. To find an appreciation for a brand of football often-overlooked and seldom-appreciated, we as fans should do the same."

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